FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA / KFTA) – The Town of Fayetteville has announced that residential recycling, garbage collection and yard waste routes will not be affected by the holidays.

Commercial collections scheduled for Saturday, December 25 will be rerouted the following week.

The transfer station and the composting site will be closed on Saturday, December 25 and Saturday, January 1, 2022. The composting site, the household hazardous waste trailer and the transfer station will also be closed on Thursday, December 23.

City offices will also be closed on Thursday December 23, Friday December 24 and Friday December 31 for holidays.

UPDATE: Zachary Taylor, director of the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance, wants consumers to know that while plastic grocery bags cannot be recycled in curbside containers, they are “100% recyclable through the in-store take-back program that US bag makers have established with retail partners. over the years.”

Taylor notes that the air cushions or stretch pouches that come with online orders, dry cleaning wrappers, and other stretch plastic films surrounding paper towels and the like can all be recycled this way.

Managing additional household garbage without being charged can be a challenge, as the City operates a Pay-As-You-Throw program. Recycling as much as possible reduces costs and waste volumes. To find out what’s recyclable in Fayetteville, go to http://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/1986/What-Can-I-Recycle.

Each year, customers with curbside service receive four additional bag collections to use throughout the year. Once these are used, households will be charged $ 7.20 for each additional bag pickup.

Carts with an open lid where additional waste protrudes count as an additional bag and will incur a charge for each occurrence. Two recycling bins are available for each customer at the curb at no cost.

Please contact the Recycling and Waste Collection office at 479-575-8398 if you would like to replace a bin or purchase an additional one for a fee. Please do not place decorated gift wrap, ribbons, plastic bags, foil or baking tins in recycling bins.

Composting Christmas trees: Christmas trees will be picked up on the same day as your recycling and garbage collection until January 2022. Please leave enough space around the garbage cart and recycling bin to facilitate collection.

No artificial trees will be collected for composting.

Residents can also bring trees to the City’s composting facility (1708 S. Armstrong Ave.) free of charge during regular business hours. The opening hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Compost site will be closed on Saturday January 1st.

All trees must be free of plastic bags, brackets, decorations, lights and garlands before being collected / dropped off.

Composting holiday food waste: Food waste can be collected and composted year-round through the City’s food waste composting program. Residents are encouraged to pick up their food waste and bring it to one of the City’s five food waste collection points.

For a list of Fayetteville food waste drop-off locations, in addition to the Marion Orton and Happy Hollow recycling centers, visit http://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/foodwaste.

Gift wrap: City recycling markets will not accept wrapping paper contaminated with tape, glitter, etc. Please recycle only clean paper – free from any kind of contamination.

Recycling of light strands: The Town of Fayetteville will be accepting light strands for recycling at the Marion Orton Recycling Center (735 W. North St.) until January.

Electronics recycling: The Boston Mountain Solid Waste District will recycle electronic devices free of charge from December 27 to January 8. , video game consoles, satellite receivers and portable devices.

Electronic devices can be dropped off at the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District facility (11398 Bond Rd. In Prairie Grove). This establishment is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Cardboard recycling: The boxes must be broken down and must be placed under your curbside recycling bins. Pizza boxes are acceptable without crusts and other content other than cardboard.

Household Hazardous Waste (DDD): Household hazardous waste can be brought to the HHW trailer every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tires-Electronics. The trailer will close on Thursday, December 23.

The Town of Fayetteville also offers the following tips for reducing holiday waste:

  • Save money and create less waste by using rechargeable batteries for your new gifts. Please dispose of batteries properly at the HHW trailer each Thursday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Be creative with “no packaging” options. Hide this big, bulky gift somewhere in the house or in the yard. Give the recipient a card with a series of clues leading to the present tense.
  • Wrap gifts in reusable materials, such as baskets, tins, scarves, and handkerchiefs. Gift bags are an attractive, reusable alternative to wrapping paper.
  • Newspaper comics, magazines, old posters, maps, and blueprints make unique gift wrap – and it’s recyclable.
  • If you buy gift wrap, look for paper with a high percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
  • Unwrap gifts carefully. Dedicate a collection area for gift wrap, garnishes and boxes to reuse next year.
  • Instead of wrapping peanuts and Styrofoam bubble wrap, stuff gifts with recyclable newspaper or plastic grocery bags, unbuttered popcorn, or corn-based wrapping peanuts that disintegrate in the water.
  • Avoid single-use disposable products. Serve your vacation guests with reusable plates, cups and utensils. Less trash goes to landfills, and real food adds a special touch to vacation get-togethers.
  • Save and reuse the packing peanuts you receive for future shipments you may receive.
  • Avoid the holiday mail bottleneck by sending an electronic greeting card by email. There is a wide choice of colorful and / or animated cards to suit any occasion. Cut out and use last year’s greeting cards as this year’s gift tags.
  • Gifts such as donations to organizations on behalf of someone are particularly meaningful.
  • Collect and recycle your plastic bags at local retailers who offer bag recycling at the entrance to their store.

Annual vacation schedules can be viewed at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/holidayschedule. For more information, please contact the Recycling and Waste Collection office at 479-575-8398 or visit www.fayetteville-ar.gov/recycle.